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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Nikon AF-S 80-200 vs 70-200 vr2 focus speed ?


Is there someone here with experience of both of these lenses which can tell me if the 70-200 vr2 is faster and tracks better than the 80-200 and if that is very noticable difference. Also is there much difference in sharpness of these lenses wide open?


Nov 03, 2016 at 09:56 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Nikon AF-S 80-200 vs 70-200 vr2 focus speed ?


I haven't owned the vr2 but the vr1 is faster and iirc the vr2 is faster again. The 80-200 is sharp wide open but the screw drive focus a little agricultural! Feels like it's trying to twist itself off the body 😁

YMMV



Nov 04, 2016 at 04:57 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Nikon AF-S 80-200 vs 70-200 vr2 focus speed ?


I own 80-200 AF-D and its perfect for most sport. I find that I struggle when trying to capture HARD running pointing dogs.

Shooting wide open, portraits etc no problem.

Always wanted to rent 70-200VRII to compare..... one day....

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Nov 04, 2016 at 06:29 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Nikon AF-S 80-200 vs 70-200 vr2 focus speed ?


Yes, I imagine that AF-D version of the 80-200 is slower than the AF-S 70-200. I own the AF-S version of the 80-200 though so I'm interested if there is much difference between that and the AF-S 70-200 lenses.



Nov 04, 2016 at 11:32 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Nikon AF-S 80-200 vs 70-200 vr2 focus speed ?


Sorry didn't read the title properly. Only way to find out for sure is rent one. I'M sure you won't be disappointed but the vr2 is what at least twice the price used ? Also to consider of course is the vr3 version just announced, both from a potential performance perspective but also the affect on prices of the vr2.


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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Nikon AF-S 80-200 vs 70-200 vr2 focus speed ?


I did enough research to conclude that the AF-S version isn't a good buy because the AF motor will die on you within few years. It costs about $350 to replace it by Nikon. If you can afford it, get the VR2. The VR2 has the focus breathing issue when the shooting distance gets too close and you are at 200mm...the focal length would automatically reduce to 135mm.

I don't believe either AF D 80-200 or AF S 80-200 has that problem. Then, again, the AF D has its own headaches.... Get the VR1 if you don't have the budget. Or get the Tamron or Sigma version.



Nov 05, 2016 at 03:32 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Nikon AF-S 80-200 vs 70-200 vr2 focus speed ?


^^^
+1 on the af motor.
I own the 80-200 af-s and it's a great lens but when the motor goes, that's it. I've used both VR models and they are both a bit better all around than the 80-200. Not a huge difference but an upgrade just the same.



Nov 05, 2016 at 06:11 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Nikon AF-S 80-200 vs 70-200 vr2 focus speed ?


I replaced my AF-S 80-200mmED IF lens with the 70-200mm VR I to get the benefits of the optical stabilization. No real difference in focus speed and IQ was slightly better with the 70-200 with a FX camera. I replaced the VR I lens with the VR II lens and saw no real gain in either AF performance or usable VR performance. Image quality was better in the corners, although that is only a concern when I am using the lens for landscape panos.


Nov 05, 2016 at 09:32 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Nikon AF-S 80-200 vs 70-200 vr2 focus speed ?


My experience with the 80-200 with screw motor AF (AF-D) is okay I guess. Compared to the 70-200 VR2 it's an awful lens simply because the 70-200 VR2 is so good.

But the 80-200 can stand up on its own just fine. The IQ is quite good, though it tends to compress the contrast and so-called microcontrast in every scene. The AF works just as well as any lens with screw drive motor. It's just not as precise or as fast as a lens with SWM. I have found mine to be mostly accurate in AF-S mode, mostly accurate in AF-C, and occasionally wonky but otherwise ok in AF-C + 3D tracking. Basically the more the AF module makes the lens elements jump around, the more likely the screw drive will make an error.

The 70-200 VR2 is very well corrected; it's silent, quick, and accurate. And the VR is phenomenal. The VR1 has similarly outstanding IQ and AF, but the vignetting problem is real.

So to answer your question, the 70-200 VR2 is a LOT quicker than the 80-200 AF-D and it does track better. Wide open, the 70-200 VR2 is sharper if you look toward the corners. In the centers, they are about the same.

I own the 80-200 AF-D and I used the 70-200 VR1 and the 70-200 VR2 when I worked for a studio.



Nov 06, 2016 at 02:46 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Nikon AF-S 80-200 vs 70-200 vr2 focus speed ?


I had the 80-200 afs and Sold it for the 70-200 vr1. However the IQ of the 70-200 vr1 didn't seem as good as the 80-200 to me so I upgraded again to the 70-200 VR2. It's better than the old 80-200. As far as AF speed both 70-200 models were a bit better - much quieter and the VR 2 is a bit faster (I don't recall the vr1 as well) than either model. I was always happy with the 80-200 but wanted VR, otherwise I never would have bothered. Though it is nice to have 70mm at wide end instead of 80 when shooting indoors.


Nov 06, 2016 at 04:24 AM







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